Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Truman Tyler

Male 1772 - 1829  (56 years)


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  • Name Truman Tyler 
    Born 9 Sep 1772  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Aug 1829  Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54048  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    Father Samuel Tyler,   b. 22 Jan 1737, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah Duvall,   b. 19 Mar 1744, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Feb 1762  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Contee Harrison,   b. Abt 1765, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1829, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1798  Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F22240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1828-1834 Prince George's County MD Will Book
      Folio 450 TRUMAN TYLER, ofthe Town of Upper Marlborough 01/19/1828 08/23/1829
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Grace Tyler --wife
      -to have all the testator's estate both real and personal in fee simple the same
      being small and sufficient only to make her comfOliable in her old age with the
      confidence that she will use it to the best advantage for her and the testator's
      children
      2. John Tyler --brother
      Grafton Tyler --brother
      John Johnson --son-in-law
      -named executors with testator's widow and that the testator's brothers be guardians
      of the testator's children who are minors.
      Witnesses: Horatio Scott
      Thomas Baldwin
      Benjamin B. Hodges
      Then came: Horatio Scott being one of the Society of Friends
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 611 SAMUEL TYLER 09/22/1800 10/29/1805
      "being in Perfect health . .."
      Bequeaths to;
      1. John Tyler -son
      -to have 4 hogsheads of crop tobacco to cont. 4000 lbs net of tobacco
      2. Elizabeth Belt --daughter -to have Negro woman called "Quarter Poll" and Negro girl -Juliet"
      3, Samuel Tyler --son
      -to have Negro man "Harry' and Negro woman "Nell" and her two youngest sons "Huston" and "Phil"
      -to have I feather bed and furn., 2 cows and calves, 6 sheep and all the money that
      he owes testator for paving Somerville's judgement
      4. Christian Pratt -daughter -to have Negro girl "Henny" and Negro boy "Ned"
      5. Ann Tyler --daughter
      -to have Negro woman "Poll" a Negro lad -Dennis" and his three sisters "Rachel" "Sarah" and "Eliza"
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn., I horse and sulky, 1cow and calf. 6 sheep, 1 bureau.
      1 walnut dining table, 1/2dozen 'Windsor chairs, and the use and benefit of the little
      room in testator's dwelling house during her single life.
      6. Trueman Tyler -son
      -to have 4 hogsheads of tobacco of 40001bs weight, also to have a debt due testator
      from David Ross on judgement and also another debt due on judgement from
      Samuel Wilson
      7. William Tyler --son
      -to have mulatto boy "Jacob"
      -to have a horse, saddle, and bridle, or the value in dollars should he prefer it, S100.00 in cash to complete his education in the "Medicinal line and to Enable him to Procure. Instruments and Medicine Sufficient to commence practice,"
      8. Susanna Hodges --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Harriet" and Negro boy "Billy"
      9. Grafton Tyler --son
      -to have the residue and remainder of testator's cstaim both real and personal on the condition that he pay testator's debts, and all the product of testator's crops and Negroes—after legacies to William are deducted
      --to be applied to discharging testator's debts during the time of Grafton's minority, and should they not all be discharged by the time Grafton arrives at age 21, and he refuses to pay the balance of the debts. then his share of the estate is to be sold
      -named executor along w/ testator's son Samuel
      Witnesses: Richard Duckett
      John B. Watkins Thomas Scot
      Then came: Richard Duckett and Thomas Scot
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 623 DANIEL CLARKE 06/08/179 03/18/1806
      "being in Perfect Hearth of Body
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Daniel Clarke --son
      -to have all the property testator possesses both real and personal -named executor of the will
      Witnesses; Trueman Tyler
      William Nicholls
      Allen Bowie Duckett
      Then came: Allen Bowie Duckett
      Nate: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber TT; 1813-1817; Keddie; folio 67

      ELISHA BERRY
      "being weak in body ... " 06/19/1802 06/28/1813
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Elizabeth Berry --daughter of Benjamin Harwood
      -to have 1 shilling current money and no more of the estate
      2. Eleanor Ann Berry -daughter of Elizabeth Berry
      -to have 1 shilling current money and no more
      3. Ann Berry --wife
      -to have the testator's dwelling plantation called "Berry's Green" (?)
      with all lands adjoining thereto and including the lands lately purchased
      by the testator from Charles Burgess and cont. in the whole about
      2000 acres
      -to have all that part of the testator's tract of land called "Maiden's Dowry" and "Gray Eagle Enlarged" which the testator purchased from his brother Benjamin Berry being that part not already devised to Mary Duvall
      -to have the remainder of the testator's estate not already given and that out of the remainder of the estate she is to support and educate Elisha until he comes of age 21
      4. Elisha Ferguson (?) --otherwise called Elisha Berry (son of Margery Ferguson daughter of Josias Ferguson
      -to have a tract of land and spring fields along with all the testator's
      lands adjoining thereto and all improvements thereon along with a tract
      of land called "The Inclosure" near ---ott's Landing on the eastern branch of the Potomac River in which lands are lying in Prince George's County and should Elisha die without heirs, then to the child that Margery Ferguson, wife of Josias is now pregnant with
      -to have the testator's household and kitchen furniture and also all his stock of black cattle, horses, hogs, sheep and all the plantation utensils of whatever kind. which may be on the tract of land "Springfield"
      -to have 20 Negroes as testator's wife may think proper
      5. Mary Duvall--wife of Joseph Duval
      -to have all that tract of land called "Greenland" which the testator purchased from John Clagett cont 260 acres being part of a tract of land called "Maiden's Dowry" and "Gray Eagle Enlarged" adjoining and which the testator purchased from his brother Benjamin Berry to be laid off to her in a square at the upper end and next to John Read Magruder's land and also to have 400 acres ofland lying in Hampshire County, Virginia--and should she die w/out heirs then to Elisha Ferguson, also called Elisha Berry
      -to have Negro woman "Rachel" and her son "Moses"
      -to have 4 cows and calves
      6. Richard Aysten--son of Richard
      -should Elisha Ferguson die w/out heirs and should the child of Margery
      Ferguson die, then to have the lands left to Elisha and also should Mary
      Duvall die w/out heirs and then Elisha Berry and the child of Margery
      Ferguson all die w/out heirs, then to have the lands left to Mary Duvall.
      7. Margery Ferguson otherwise called Margery Berry (daughter of Josias Ferguson
      -to have all that part of a tract of! and called "Fife Enlarged" where the said Josias Ferguson now lives and to have for her natural life and then to her son Elisha Ferguson, otherwise called Elisha Berry
      8. "Dick" son of "Fyder" --Negro "Carpenter Harry" --Negro "Tom" Negro boy son of "Sarah"
      -to be free after testator's death
      9. Charles Eversfield --friend
      -named executor along with testator's wife Ann
      Witnesses: R. Sprigg
      Charles Clagett
      John Smith Magruder
      Trueman Tyler
      Then came: John Smith Magruder and Charles Clagett
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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